Pass meds & chart!!! Well, when i get a chance i will!!! - page 2

by knowledgeseeker4

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How can I possibly pass ALL my meds( X2) and chart on every person thats on isolation, abt, falls, new admits, readmits, behavior, medicare, medicaid. And inbetween all of that I have to Follow up behind CNA's to make sure their... Read More


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    I feel your pain! i just started at a SNF & we have to be the nurse who: assesses, passes meds, charts, makes appointments, follows up, calls the other members of the HC team who work w/ the patient, etc. The amount of stress is incredible!!
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    That is why I left LTC. When in a too-short orientation, I was told the short cuts to doing your job were necessary or you would never finish, etc.... I still would clock out late (I refuse to work for free)... Finally, when they threatened us with legal action (arrest for "theft of time" (no such crime)), I decided that this was BS and quit. God Bless the nurses and aids in LTC, I couldn't do it.
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    Quote from FLmomof5
    That is why I left LTC. When in a too-short orientation, I was told the short cuts to doing your job were necessary or you would never finish, etc.... I still would clock out late (I refuse to work for free)... Finally, when they threatened us with legal action (arrest for "theft of time" (no such crime)), I decided that this was BS and quit. God Bless the nurses and aids in LTC, I couldn't do it.
    I wish my managers *would* try to threaten me with legal action for "theft of time"! They would be emotional wrecks sobbing in the corner after me and the lawyer I hired was done with them!
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    When will something be done about this? I wanted to try a different area of nursing and ltc is not it. After 18hrs of work I have decided to leave. There are too many things for 1 nurse to do. I was already outdone with the endless laundry list of tasks. When I realized I would have to also chart on all 30 of those patients daily with no flow sheet......No wonder I didn t get a schedule, this happens all the time. I feel your pain and kudos to you for doing your best.
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